SYRIZA, the Fake News observatory of the ND press office, is suing SYRIZA for spreading false news, regarding what its executives are spreading about the “freezing” of wages for the next two years.

Specifically it states:

“Just a few days after the conviction, through the ballot box, fake news and the toxicity that SYRIZA had reduced to a central strategy, they continue to spread false news.

Its first-class executives, such as Ms. Akrita and Mr. Polakis falsely spread the word that wages will “freeze” for the next two years citing a fragmentary article in a daily newspaper and a report by the Commission.

What the SYRIZA officials are deliberately hiding, in order to obscure and ultimately mislead the citizens, is that the publication does not refer to the increase in the minimum wage that is already happening and will continue to happen, but to the reinstatement of the “three years” after unemployment has fallen below 10%. Below, that is, the percentage set by the 2012 law that was faithfully implemented by the SYRIZA government in the period 2015-2019.

And what they artificially fail to mention is that the government has consistently for the last 4 years made conservative estimates in its official forecasts for the course of the economy, GDP, investments, unemployment, and consistently the final results are better than our estimates. After all, this is evidenced by the drop in unemployment by >5 points in the four-year period 2019-2023, but also by twice the rate of growth of the Greek economy compared to the rest of Europe, the largest drop in public debt in the EU as a whole. Which means that only ND policy can guarantee even more dynamic GDP growth and a faster than expected drop in unemployment below 10% in the coming years as well.

The reality is that during the SYRIZA government, unemployment reached 17.5% while more than 700,000 workers in our country were paid a salary lower than 700 euros/month. The result was to further widen the wage gap between Greek and European incomes. In other words, under SYRIZA the Greeks became poorer than the rest of the Europeans.

On the contrary, in the period 2019-2023, unemployment decreased by 5 additional points, the minimum wage increased at twice the rate of the previous four years, by +20%, from 650 to 780 euros, while according to Ergani, employees who are paid with a salary of less than 700 euros decreased by >250,000 or by 35%, and according to ELSTAT, in recent years the population on the verge of poverty has also decreased by 2 units.

Based on this improved economic, employment, investment and income trajectory, the ND is committed to a further increase in minimum and average wages of 25% by 2027 and twice the GDP growth of the rest of Europe on an annual basis. »